News that Talisman Energy Inc. and Marathon Oil are pulling out of exploration for shale gas in Poland is a blow to the country’s hopes that its deposits of the hydrocarbon will soon cut its dependence on Russian supplies and support the weakening economy. Continue reading
The first Rolls-Royce automobile dealership will open in Warsaw in the second half of this year, luxury British motor company has announced. Continue reading
The Polish government will only accept a state-owned investor to build and operate a second line of the Yamal-Europe natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany via its territory, the country’s treasury minister said in response to a proposal voiced by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading
Donald Tusk became Prime Minister of Poland in 2007. Since then, he has had the goal of joining the euro. He feels that failure to join the euro could leave Poland marginalised.
Despite this, he has constantly opposed the demand for a referendum on the issue. He previously argued that joining the European Union in 2003 had already bound his country to the euro. Continue reading
With the tiny island of Cyprus fighting to avoid a messy exit from the euro, it would seem a particularly inauspicious time for Poland, an economic powerhouse of Eastern and Central Europe, to be clamoring to join the currency union. Continue reading
An official Israeli delegation to Poland believes it achieved a “breakthrough” in talks with Warsaw about possible compensation for private assets that belonged to Jews before the Holocaust, The Times of Israel has learned. Continue reading
One of the leading U.S. experts on security issues in Central Europe, Dr. Andrew Michta, recently called on the Obama Administration to seriously “rethink” its approach to Poland — its biggest ally in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) — in its second term. One of Dr. Michta’s main arguments is the fact, that Poland is “one of the few countries in Europe that remain serious military players” and should be valued as such by the United States. But does Poland really still matter in an era of U.S. rebalancing to Asia and the Pacific? Continue reading